Look at that line!
Cutting back on the blogging and making the rounds on forums has helped with my writing. Book two of my trilogy is coming along again. I broke 5,500 words and I am on chapter four. It feels good to get it moving again. I wanted to have the rough draft finished in August but July just slipped away with getting the paperback produced and all the extra time it took to promote and market Requiem.
Something that I have been considering the last ten days with Guardian is to continue on and write Sentinel without stopping to edit Book two and make it ready for sale. When I was writing Requiem the last 3 weeks I was on a huge roll and everything just poured out till it was finished. Then the 5 weeks of editing happened and extra weeks of getting a book cover and dealing with the paperback and and and and..... In other words if the momentum is there, I am not going to stop it. I will carry that momentum into Sentinel.
Music plays a big part while writing. I remember listening to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song for an entire day of writing. The chapters were all action fight sequences between airships. Right now I have found a few songs that help me get into the mood of writing. Taking ten minutes to listen to a few songs while I read the last few paragraphs from the previous writing session really sets the mood. For me it makes getting back into that groove a lot easier than dinking around for an hour or more before settling in for a good session. Right now the intro theme song from the original World of Warcraft sets the mood for Guardian.
What do you do to get in the mood to write?